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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are requested to clearly indicate in their cover letter the research area of particular interest. Applicants in other areas are also encouraged, and should similarly indicate their areas of interest in their cover letter. Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered. “What is the importance of considering diversity as a factor when working with students?” The evaluation process will start on November 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Posting Number F1700169
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York invites applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions. These positions are at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty, and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

Excellent candidates in all areas will be considered but areas of particular interest include: (1) modeling and analysis in advanced manufacturing; (2) dynamics and controls of autonomous or robotic systems; or (3) fluid/structure interactions in aerospace applications. Applicants are requested to clearly indicate in their cover letter which of the areas is their area of interest. Applicants with multidisciplinary expertise spanning two or more of these areas are encouraged as well.

Applicants are expected to contribute to the core teaching and research missions in MAE. In particular, successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent, externally-funded, internationally-recognized research program, teach core MAE graduate- and undergraduate-level courses, develop new specialized MAE courses, supervise graduate research and contribute to departmental affairs.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive of the SUNY engineering schools. The MAE Department currently has 38 faculty members and is expected to grow to 44 faculty within the next 3-5 years. Our faculty and students have access to world-class experimental and computational facilities and are active in multidisciplinary research initiatives on campus. More details on the MAE Department and its affiliated institutes and centers can be found at www.mae.buffalo.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Ph.D. must be conferred prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are requested to clearly indicate in their cover letter the research area of particular interest. Applicants in other areas are also encouraged, and should similarly indicate their areas of interest in their cover letter.

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered. “What is the importance of considering diversity as a factor when working with students?”

The evaluation process will start on November 15, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Abani Patra
Contact's Title Professor
Contact's Email abani@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-2734

Posting Dates

Posted 10/26/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  2. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents